Sending missionaries is a big task. Usually the majority of the details for deploying to the field fall to the missionary. This cannot be helped because family budgets, support-raising, and travel paperwork is very personal. Yet there remains much for those around the missionary to do to help prepare and launch them. There are numerous […]

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A reflection on 2 Corinthians 5:11-6:13 Knowing the role you play on a team is a key to success for your team. The closer shouldn’t start the game in baseball. The punter shouldn’t play quarterback. The same is true at an even deeper level in the proclamation of the gospel. Paul talks about the different […]

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“The Jesus told his disciples, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.’” (Matthew 16:24) Jesus spoke about how much it would cost a person to follow Him on several occasions. At other times, Jesus set the bar very high for the kind of righteousness […]

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How do you know if you are called to missions? “Is not the commission of our Lord still binding upon us? Can we not do more than now we are doing?” — William Carey Because you are reading a blog on reachingandteaching.org, you are probably aware that there is great need for missions. You likely […]

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Since you’re reading a blog from a ministry called Reaching & Teaching, you probably already know that missions is important. But, here’s two big questions: What has prompted your interest in missions? And what keeps you coming back to missions work? Some people get involved in missions because of the thrill of travel and the […]

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There are so many ways to be involved in missions in the world today. We even had a blog post about that in August of last year. In Jason’s article, he points out some helpful guidelines to shape involvement in missions. Local church focused, long-term ministry is essential, but it’s often easier to get teams […]

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Matthew 13 is famous for its parables. Jesus mixes in some interesting themes: judgment, the kingdom of heaven, and more. Recently, I read through this passage, and I was struck by three parables. These parables are significant when we consider the missionary task and our motivation for missions. In Matthew 13:44-46, we see two beautiful […]

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What is the goal of missions? John Piper famously said in Let the Nations Be Glad that missions exists because worship does not. I’ve always liked the idea, but only recently did I come to more fully appreciate his message. Let’s first consider the world we live in. We live in a fast-paced media-driven society. […]

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It is not every day that my work feels significant. In day-to-day life, the ultimate meaning of my work often gets swallowed up in the details. A few weeks ago, I got to see first-hand how the work of Reaching & Teaching, and my work within Reaching & Teaching, is truly important. I bet you […]

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In cross-cultural contexts, missionaries must overcome a variety of obstacles before developing healthy, fruitful ministry. This is the third in our series of articles about these barriers and how to overcome them. If you have ever traveled, you know that it can be expensive and time-consuming to plan. This is also true for any missions […]

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